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Men’s soccer takes two tough losses, one in and one out of conference >> page 16

October 8, 2012


Linfield College

McMinnville, Ore.

118th Year

Issue No. 6

New lab Students learn ways to stay healthy during Wellness Week opens for student media

Alyssa Townsend Opinion editor

Stress lecture Students learn about adjustment disorder during a lecture Oct. 3 in Riley 201. >> page 4

Linfield abroad Learn how students are affected by the different cultures Linfield offers access to through exchange programs. >> pages 8 and 9

Student Cat Cab Former student Brittany Baker makes an appearance at Linfield to perform during a Cat Cab on Oct. 4 in the Fred Meyer Lounge. >> page 10

Kate Straube/Photo editor Linfield’s Wellness Week educates students by focusing on mental, sexual and physical health. (From left to right) Students, such as seniors Abby Williams, McKenna Pyeatt and sophomore Navnee Kaur spread awareness with a table outside of Walker Hall >> Please see Wellness and discussed information and resources they can use to handle page 6 situations that are common to college students.

Josh Kay Senior Josh Kay was honored as a September finalist for the Fred Mitchell Award that highlights kickers who shown quality performance on and off the field. >> page 13


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Students and professors gathered Oct. 2 for an open house to celebrate the new convergence media lab in the basement of Renshaw Hall. The convergent media lab was created in hopes of unifying all student media groups. It started in 2011 after past Linfield Review editor Kelley Hungerford’s grandmother decided to donate $10,000 to the newspaper. Hungerford already had an idea to create a lab that all of the production groups at Linfield could use. “The goal is to have a space student media can expand into and have a greater collaboration with one another,” said Susan Sivek, assistant professor of mass communication. After the donation was designated to the Review, Hungerford had already graduated and was unable to continue working on the project. Brad Thompson, associate professor of mass communication and Michael Huntsberger, assistant professor of mass communication; and seniors Haydn Nason and Jessica Prokop took over the convergent media lab project. This group of people decided what the lab would include. The lab added counters, couches, wireless Internet, painted walls, a drop ceiling and two computers originally from Wildcat Production. The original $10,000 donation was only able to go so far, but more equipment will be added once funds are raised. Students enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about the efforts the mass communication department is making to better the space for students. >> Please see Opening page 4

Intruder stumbles into student’s room Jessica Prokop Editor-in-chief Sophomore Sarah Mason went to bed at about 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 with her roommate sophomore Alex Owen. The two share a triple room in Jane Failing Hall with a third student, who was gone for the night. Their room is the first one off the stairs. Typically a heavy sleeper, Mason was surprised when she awoke to a young man staggering into her room at about 4 a.m. Mason asked the man who he was and to leave her room, immedi-

ately. However, he just laughed and told her to scoot over so he could climb into bed with her. He ended up passing out on the bed, Mason explained. “It was weird. His face was on my pillow. It was gross,” Mason said. “I was just frozen, looking at him in shock.” Mason said she tried to wake him but he was not responding. So, she woke up Owen and the two went to get a resident adviser. “I couldn’t remember campus security’s phone number, and I left my phone in the room. I didn’t feel comfortable getting it. We were pan-

icking,” Mason said. As the two went downstairs to get a resident adviser, they found another man passed out in the third floor lounge. “We knew he didn’t go here either,” Mason said. “The door that separates each floor was closed also, and that never happens. So, we knew something was going on.” Mason said the second floor resident adviser, junior Holli Brouillette, seemed shocked but accompanied Mason and Owen upstairs. The women were able to wake the man in the lounge who said he was waiting for his friend who was visiting

with his girlfriend, freshman Sonora Harris. Her boyfriend, Alex Nunez of Philomath, was visiting for the night and brought his two friends with him, one of which was the man in Mason’s bed, Christopher Cardenas. The women called campus security and officers were able to wake Cardenas to question him. He said that he had been drinking and was ‘loaded,’ Mason said. In response, campus security offi>> Please see Intruder page 5


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Student safety questions on fire After the campus-wide fire drills, some students have been questioning whether Linfield’s emergency precautions are upto-date. Some students heard that 77 expired fire extinguishers were found across campus this year, especially in the Hewlett-Packard apartments. Students should be informed on these types of issues dealing with their safety. While the fire drills do provide some preparation and practice for potential emergencies, we question if that is enough. Now that the information about the expired extinguishers is known, it is even more crucial to learn more about the implemented safety prac-

tices here at Linfield. “Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is responsible for these inspections [of fire extinguishers]. CPS Officers also verify fire extinguisher availability every time they enter a building. This is typically several times a day,” said Rebecca Wale, interim director of College Public Safety and Environmental Health. While EHS and CPS manage more than 600 fire extinguishers, individual fire extinguishers in each Hewlett-Packard apartment will no longer be available. In fact, these expired extinguishers will soon be removed. The Environmental Health and Safety Office and facilities will be

removing any fire extinguishers that are present inside the Hewlett-Packard apartments. This project will take about a week, starting Oct. 5. A larger fire extinguisher outside of the apartments will now replace the individual extinguishers in each apartment. “The fire extinguishers located outside of the doors to the apartments exceed the fire code requirements. They are easy to find and are easily maintained. They are larger and safer,” Wale said. However, we at the Review think that it definitely seems safer to have a fire extinguisher accessible inside each apartment. Are extinguishers outside of the apartment as

easy to access in an emergency as ones inside the apartment? What if a fire starts inside the apartment and the door becomes inaccessible? These are just some questions we recommend everyone at Linfield think about. After learning more about some of the challenges that arise when it comes to student safety, it is important to be educated on these issues. To learn more about protocol, Wale suggests reading the Safety Security and Fire Report for 2011, which is available on the CPS website. -The Review Editorial Board

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Oregon stereotypes can easily be proved wrong Everyone has been stereotyped, but did you know states get stereotyped as well? I never thought about this idea until just about a year ago when I finally decided to leave my rural hometown in Idaho to move to Oregon. Since I had visited Oregon many times with my family, I knew this was the place for me. I never saw any of the stereotypes that so many people would mention when I told them my college destination. I heard numerous, untrue comments from a wide variety of people. “Oregon is so gloomy. It rains every day.” “There are only hippies and hipsters there.” “The ‘Keep Portland Weird’ is just crazy.” “Watch out for tree-huggers.”

Alyssa Townsend Opinion editor “They are all granolacrunchers that only care about recycling.” These are just a few comments I would hear that I would like to set straight. First of all, haven’t we learned from our rocky history that stereotyping an entire group based off of just a few people is always wrong? Oregon is rainy, but not every day. Some of the prettiest, brightest days I have ever seen were in this state.

Yes, it rains, but if you don’t like rain, then I recommend not living in a climate with a lot of precipitation. Hipsters now exist in all aspects of our culture and all areas, not just in Oregon. While some have said the original hipsters came from Portland, that doesn’t make the entire state a Pabstdrinking, beanie-wearing, mainstream-fearing, underground, skinny jean-wearing sub-culture. There are even hipsters in Idaho, So I really never understood this generic stereotype that so many of my friends expected me to see in Oregon. I actually think the “Keep Portland Weird” campaign is kind of liberating. How wonderful is it that an entire city is saying they will be accepting no matter how weird or nor-

mal a person is? The terms “tree-huggers” and “granola-crunchers” were used derogatorily by some of the people who said them. However, I think these are great traits. Treehugging just means you care about the environment. In today’s ever depleting earth, it is important to care about how we treat the planet. It is true that Oregonians are more conscious about their green footprint, which I commend them on. Recycling is a much bigger deal here and that is something to be applauded rather than condemned. A “granola-cruncher” is about the vaguest and most unoriginal label I’ve ever heard used. Loving the outdoors isn’t a bad thing, it’s healthy. Why shouldn’t Oregonians enjoy the beautiful

landscape and weather that I mentioned before? Also, granola is good. I just want people from outside of Oregon to recognize the beauty here. The people here have been extremely warm and welcoming to me. Luckily, many out-ofstate people realize that the Oregon stereotypes aren’t true, just as I do. I love this state just as much as my home state. I’m sure Idaho has a bunch of stereotypes I don’t really know of. I think it is important once again to not stereotype. This may be an overpreached opinion, but the message obviously isn’t working on everyone. So, perhaps it is time for a few little reminders. Alyssa Townsend can be reached at

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Women’s and gay rights need to be better advocated for First off, I would just like to express how proud I am that Ice Auditorium was packed for the Presidential Debate viewing on Oct. 3. To me, it shows that my generation cares. I saw passion and interest in my peers, and that really meant a lot. At this point, it seems to me like Governor Romney is leading the way. Many agreed that if the debate last week were a high school debate tournament, Romney would have been the winner. He was passionate, wellspoken, composed and persuasive. He rebutted state-

Kelsey Sutton Managing editor ments made against him that weren’t true and made many great points concerning our economy. But for me, it’s not the economy I’m worried about. Sure, the economy is an important issue to be thinking about and trying to fix. It’s something that my gen-

eration will be directly faced with in a few years. It’s something we’ll have to live with. In my opinion, no matter who we choose for president, they’re going to do somewhat of the same things regarding economic policies, social security, taxes, etc. And there will always be people who blame the economic downfall solely on whoever is the president. What matters to me are the things that shouldn’t even be in question in our country right now. What matters to me are people and our basic human

rights. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and women’s rights aren’t even addressed on Romney’s website. They’re not on his platform or agenda. He has no visible plan for either of these issues. And it’s no secret that he isn’t a fan of these things. Additionally, he opposes giving opportunities to illegal immigrants that could help them become legal, namely the DREAM Act. Plus, he only wants “highly skilled” immigrants to come to our country. What about artists and writers, dancers and athletes?

Those aren’t the skills that qualify a person to be in Romney’s country. This stifles diversity and ethnic richness. He wants a uniform country of assimilated Americans who speak English and contribute to the “American dream” and workforce. And I can’t stress the importance of gay rights and women’s rights enough. Women are half of this country, and the population of lesbian and gay people is a lot larger than I think he realizes or wants to admit. I can’t help but feel a little helpless, like the outcome

of this election is out of my control. I feel overwhelmed with Romney love on Facebook and everywhere else I look. This is fine. Maybe he’ll be what our economy needs. But I stand strongly behind who I’m voting for. I stand strongly for what I believe in. And no matter who wins, I will fiercely advocate for women’s rights and gay rights. I pledge to work for the obvious rights of humans that some of us do not have, and will not have, with Romney as president. Kelsey Sutton can be reached at


Snooki’s pregnancy makes MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’ more crude Big poufs, tanning, working out and clubbing are the factors that constantly draw in millions every Thursday to the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore.” The show follows a group of people who live in a house together during the summer in New Jersey. Each week, new drama is presented, which typically leads to fights and excessive drinking. I would proudly admit that I am one of those viewers who eagerly waits for each new episode to come on. The show is entertaining and is just full of nonsense that makes viewers fall into a false reality. The new season premiered Oct. 4, featuring a pregnant Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. Snooki is widely known for her crazy antics and drunken public appearances on the show. Recently, the reality star had her first child. Snooki filmed the episodes from this season while still pregnant. MTV should have thought about this decision before signing the contract. By having her remain on the show, many may lose respect for the network and question the ideals it displays. The Jersey Shore is not a proper place for a pregnant woman to be gallivanting around, especially the Jersey Shore house that Snooki and the rest of the cast stay in. The majority of the show revolves around drinking, partying and drama. MTV is not sending the right message when they place a pregnant Snooki in that kind of environment. Today’s generation is already facing problems

Ivanna Tucker Sports editor that our parents never had to deal with. Displaying a pregnant woman partying and living it up in an unstable environment is not a wise choice for MTV. On the “Jersey Shore” official Facebook page, it teases the new season as having “Preggo Snooks, stripping Sitch and so much more.” This statement makes many eager to watch the show, just to see what happens. According to MTV News, Snooki has decided to move out of the house due to wanting to focus on motherhood. It is understandable why the network wanted to keep Snooki on the show due to her high ratings. However, this move does not help the network as a whole because it hurts its morality. The shows “Teen Mom” and “Sixteen & Pregnant” emphasize how important it is to focus on being a responsible mother. Placing Snooki into the Shore house breaks all the image control that MTV has been working on through these shows. This upcoming season of “Jersey Shore” is going to be an interesting one to watch because it will be a different environment in the Shore house. Ivanna Tucker can be reached at


It’s time to admit your fashion crimes Calling all girls (and boys, too). It is time to update that closet of yours. Now that summer is fading away, it is time to throw out those skimpy summer fashions and put on something more suited to the weather change. Here are some really simple tips to help you out. Those Linfield sweatpants and matching sweatshirt that you keep wearing for class may show your school spirit, but they show nothing about your personality. It makes you look like you don’t care. We are paying way too much money per semester to get a good education to look like we just broke up with our significant other. There are easy ways to keep it classy. Create a uniform for yourself. Your uniform can be as simple as a pair of dark wash-jeans, a tank top and a

Kate Straube Photo editor cardigan. Go for basic colors that you can mix and match together. Even easier, go for colors that you can put together in the dark, four minutes before class, while finishing that essay you forgot was due until the morning. If you want to spice it up, add some fun jewelry. It is that simple. Next topic, shoes. Oh my god. Shoes. Uggs and threequarter length tights or shorts

are a no. It is not the 1800s any more. We don’t try to tempt the opposite sex by showing a sliver of our leg or ankle. Plus, it’s just not a cute look. And it totally defeats the purpose if you have on warm shoes but then have half of your leg showing. Also, tennis shoes and midcalf tights. Just no. I can understand wanting to go with the sporty look, but there is a better way to rock the look. Try wedged sneakers. Or mock running shoes. They have all the comfort, but twice the style. Keeping up a good appearance is so much easier than most people think. Lots of people get caught up in thinking they need to have a complicated outfit. It is really not that complicated. Do what is comfortable for you. If you are not into heels, then don’t wear heels.

Fashion is not about conforming to what everyone else is doing, it’s about doing what is good for you. It is a way to express your personality. Are you laid back? Then it is okay to show that in your fashion style, but don’t get sloppy. Treat every day like a job interview. Would you wear sweatpants to your first interview after college? I sure hope not. So don’t wear it to class. Just like most things in life, there is a time and a place. Fashion is all abut making an impression. Making a statement. The sidewalk is your runway. So rock it like you are “America’s Next Top Model.”

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Lecture explores student stress disorders Paige Jurgensen Staff writer The first year of college is difficult for most students. Laura Rodgers, professor of nursing, presented a lecture dealing with this topic called “Stress, Cortisol, and Adjustment Disorder Among College Students” on Oct. 3. According to Rodgers, adjustment disorder is when a student is “overwhelmed by stress, [impairing] social and/or academic performance, or distress seems out of proportion.” Adjustment disorder cannot be in combination with any other mental disorder such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression. Adjustment disorder also cannot be properly diagnosed in a student if that student has recently suffered a loss. About six to eight percent of first year college students have been diagnosed with adjustment disorder. The first year of college is a stressful time. New students deal with higher academic workloads, new peers and surroundings, as well as learning how to take care of themselves. Rodgers believes that the first year of college is the “most difficult event ever experienced.” The first two to six weeks is what Rodgers describes as the “transitional period,” where a first year student either gets with the pro-

Kate Straube/Photo editor Dr. Laura Rodgers talks to students about adjustment disorder among students, especially how it is more likely to affect first year students, during her lecture Oct. 3 in Riley 201. gram or drops out. Rodgers’ research includes a study of first year college students. More than 400 students were asked to self-evaluate in a survey to determine how well they adjusted. The results showed that 26 percent experienced academic problems, 47 percent experienced emotional prob-

lems, 11 percent experienced behavioral problems and 17 percent experienced social problems. Women tended to report more problems than men, except in the behavioral category, where men tended to have more aggressive outbursts. Rodgers also has conducted studies comparing the cortisol levels of Rus-

sian college students to that of American college students. The average person’s cortisol levels start low in the morning, gradually increase during the day, and then decrease at night. In individuals with adjustment disorder, cortisol levels tend to be consistently higher.

In her study, Rodgers’ found that Russian students, although they had generally experienced traumatic events at a higher rate than Americans, had steady cortisol levels and were generally less stressed. In addition, Russian students don’t abuse alcohol as much as Americans. Rodgers’ believes that this

is because Russians mature at an earlier age. Rodgers’ lecture helped inform faculty and staff at Linfield about adjustment disorder in order to allow them to better help any first year student that may be experiencing it.

Samantha Sigler News editor

“A refugee is a social category constructed by the international humanitarian community,” Cottrell said. “You are a refugee if the United Nations tells you are a refugee.”

learn how half the refugees were not registered and did not have the same rights as registered refugees,” said junior Sam Gaukshim, who felt the lecture discussed a situation many people are

interacting with refugees, waiting for results to demonstrate that what they are doing will help. Until that is clear, donors are restless with how to contribute their money and time.

safely to their place of origin. However, Burma is continuing to demonstrate that it is an unstable society that is unfit to come back to. Local integration is also no longer an option, as Thailand does not want the refugees to stay there, Cottrell said. Instead, many refugees are turning toward resettlement as a solution. Although this solution also has downsides—many countries only wish to take a core group of refugees with skills sets valuable to that society—it is the beginning of a better future for many refugees who have nothing left. “What’s happening right now along the borders could not be further from the truth of having a safe condition for them,” Cottrell said. “If there’s one thing that everyone agrees on, that is that the only durable solution is a politically stable Burma where minority populations can thrive.”

Paige Jurgensen can be reached at

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“It was my first time down there, so it was kind of like a KSLC and convergent lab open house,” junior Kaylyn Peterson said. “It was mostly mass communication majors, but we each have our little niche, so it was nice to meet people who focus on other types of media.” The new convergence media lab will give students the opportunity to work more on production in an environment that encourages collaboration. “It was rewarding being involved in a process where we can unite all media groups, especially in these changing times where digital media is becoming more prevalent,” Prokop said. Alyssa Townsend can be reached at

Thousands of people packed away into nine different camps for three decades. Half of the camps are filled with refugees born there, never knowing the homeland their families fled from. The people are all unwanted, uncared for and in the way. That’s how four Linfield students and Patrick Cottrell, assistant professor of political science, found Burma refugees after traveling to Thailand for the summer. The group shared its research in a lecture Oct. 1, discussing the effects of political oppression, violence and lack of economic opportunity on the refugees in Thailand. According to Cottrell, refugees, migrants and internally displaced people are three basic populations affected by the political turmoil in Burma. The Linfield research group spent its time with the refugees researching how and why their lives had been altered.

The only durable solution is a politically stable Burma where minority populations can thrive.

-Patrick Cottrell, assistant professor of political science

The legal definition of a refugee states that they are a person with a “wellfounded fear of persecution,” which can be subjective at times, according to Cottrell. More Burma refugees are escaping to Thailand and being denied acknowledgment as refugees, further limiting the rights they have. “It was interesting to

not aware of. Refugees are not the only ones caught in a state of limbo as they find themselves torn between two countries. Donors are beginning to feel trapped in the middle too. “[The donors] are accountable to the population that are being affected,” Cottrell said. Donors are beginning to look at accountability when

“I never recognized how far-reaching the problem was and how much it affected everybody who was even somewhat related to the situation,” sophomore Andra Kovacs said. The takeaway from the lecture was not all trouble for the Burma refugees— hope comes in the form of a future with more options. Through repatriation, refugees are able to return

Samantha Sigler can be reached at


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First presidential debate gets students talking Intruder: Max Milander For the Review A half-capacity crowd of Linfield students and faculty members watched a live screening of this year’s first presidential debate Oct. 3 in Ice Auditorium, sharing their varying reactions during and after the event. Upon entering the auditorium, Susan Carrie Sivek, assistant professor of mass communication, gave students a blue slip of paper inviting each to participate in Twitter discussion during the debate. While President Obama and Governor Romney spoke, about half the students alternated between looking at the auditorium’s huge video projector and tweeting on their phones. The student body seemed to favor Obama’s comments more than Romney’s. After the president finished his closing comments, the auditorium was filled with applause, whoops and hollers. Of all the students who went to Jonasson Hall for pizza and discussion with faculty after the debate, 60 declared Obama the winner, while 12 chose Romney. Their votes were cast through secret ballots. “Obama did well,” junior Jerry Young said in the discussion. “His facts had more truth. [Of Romney’s points,] the one that got me the most was the government taking over health care. “That was PolitiFact’s 2010 lie of the year,” Young said. For the student audi-

ence as a whole, the most unpopular point either candidate made seemed to be Romney’s promise to grade schools based on academic achievement. Almost immediately after he said, “I will grade schools,” the entire auditorium seemed to let out a collective groan. “It’s like No Child Left Behind on cocaine,” senior Chris Forrer said during the discussion. “It doesn’t make sense because Romney says he’s all about creating jobs and education, but all the failing schools will collapse and die because parents will see [the schools’] bad grades and move their kids somewhere else. That’s counterintuitive,” he added. Junior Samantha Javier thought Obama won because he successfully addressed college students in his comments about education, especially on keeping rates of student loans low. “We were college students watching this, and he looked directly at us,” she said. “Romney only focused on education in general.” As for the students who thought Romney won, most believed Obama didn’t convince them well enough that the economy was improving. Patrick Cottrell, assistant professor of political science, and Matt Hindman, visiting assistant professor of political science, also believed Romney won. Cottrell thought the governor won by a landslide because he successfully piv-

oted his messages to voters leaning to the middle, while Hindman thought it was almost a tie. However, both agreed Romney showed more energy. “He did show a lot of fire, and I think that will reenergize his base at least,” Hindman said. Both also think the media will treat Romney’s energy as a victory and a change in its narrative about him. Sivek and Jackson Miller, associate professor of communication arts, thought the debate was a virtual tie. All four faculty members were critical of both candidates’ verbal and nonverbal communication. Most thought Romney’s communication was better in both categories, and several noted Obama’s tendency to look down at his podium with a grimace. In contrast, however, Miller noticed Romney smiled a lot during Obama’s criticisms of his platform. “It can undermine [Romney’s] trustworthiness when Obama was saying ‘You aren’t providing details’ and he’s just smiling,” Miller said. Most students and faculty cited Romney’s “bullying” of debate moderator Jim Lehrer as another negative, especially to older voters. Sivek also announced that among all Twitter comments on the debate, the word “Bird,” in reference to Romney mentioning Sesame Street’s Big Bird while talking about decreasing

many friends and family active in the military. She is constantly reminded of the bravery and sacrifices that men and women are making to protect our country. In response, Moore is determined to not let these soldiers go unnoticed. Moore, a biology major and member of the Linfield women’s cross country team, hopes to one day attend the Military Medical School to become a military doctor or trauma surgeon. After attending a running camp at the academy in Colorado Springs, Moore became attracted to the armed forces. What she found on the patriotic website was something that would soon become a hobby. Adopt A U.S. Soldier is a nonprofit

organization that seeks volunteers to connect with deployed troops and is a channel of communication for expressing gratitude to those serving in the United States Armed Forces. The website offers the opportunity to sign up for one of two choices. Those interested in adopting a soldier can either adopt a soldier for the entire duration of a soldier’s deployment or for Project Frontline, which only requires a onetime commitment. Both programs provide people with the opportunity to connect with deployed soldiers. Those who have adopted soldiers will send letters and care packages to their pen pals as often as they would like. Moore explained that

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Kelsey Sutton/Managing editor Students wait in line for pizza and a discussion with Linfield faculty after watching the first presidential debate Oct. 3 in Ice Auditorium.

cers called the McMinnville Police Department. Officers arrived on scene and arrested Cardenas. Cardenas was cited for unlawful possession of marijuana but was not lodged. All three men were cited for trespassing by campus security. Nunez disregarded this and returned later Sunday evening. He was arrested for trespassing but not lodged either, according to the McMinnville Police Department. “The whole experience was really scary,” Mason said. While talking with a Resident Life area director, Mason was asked what would make her feel safe. She said a peep hole for her door. “Every time I look at my bed, I think ‘oh, there was a man in my bed who I don’t know.’ I am disgusted,” Mason said. Mason said that earlier in the semester, the swipe card access for the back door of Jane Failing was broken. She put in a work order to have it fixed. “It’s ironic that this happened to me,” Mason said. ”Everyone should lock their doors and be more aware of who they’re letting into the building, especially at night.”

the national debt, started trending more than any other term. Although both candidates had notable moments, none of the faculty members spotted any that they thought could decide the election in November. The next presiden-

tial debate event on campus will be Oct. 11, when Linfield students and faculty will have the opportunity to see a live screening in Ice Auditorium of the vice presidential debate. Max Milander can be reached at

Jessica Prokop can be reached at

one of the major reasons why people are reluctant to take part in such a great opportunity is that they are worried about the recipient being ungrateful. “The process intimidates some people who don’t know what to write,” Moore said. “If you were in their position, you wouldn’t be judging someone’s letter or care package. It would be encouraging to know what the people you’re fighting for are thinking about. You just kind of have to go for it.” It is important to keep in mind how out of touch deployed soldiers are and how appreciative they are to receive anything. Moore explained that most soldiers do not have excessive requests. One female

sergeant and mother of two kids who Moore recently adopted requested simple necessities, such as coffee and snacks. Moore stressed how easy and rewarding the process is and how therapeutic it has been for her. Moore has always been injury prone. In her first season of cross country at Linfield, she has found herself unable to compete. “I am really upset because I love running and it is my natural therapy,” Moore said. “I haven’t been able to train or run for two months, so I made a promise to myself to do something nice for someone else, such as sending a letter to my soldier.” Writing a simple letter is not time-consuming.

Moore believes we can all take the time to reach out to deployed soldiers and acknowledge their efforts. “It doesn’t take that long,” Moore said. “You can take a study break to write your letter or [write it] when you are waiting for class to start. “We have a lot of freedom where we live, and we forget about the kids our age making sacrifices to defend our freedom,” Moore said. “ We can all take a few minutes out of our week to tell them thank you and just chat.” For more information about the Adopt A U.S. Soldier, visit

Linfield student volunteers to adopt U.S. soldiers Sarah Mason Staff writer It all started with a bumper sticker. Freshman Allison Moore was sitting at a stoplight when she noticed the car next to her had a sticker that read “Adopt A U.S. Soldier.” Her curiosity was piqued. When Moore got home, she eagerly Googled the phrase she had been repeating over and over again in her head and found a pen pal organization between civilians and soldiers. Growing up in Colorado, home of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Moore has been surrounded by talk of the service her whole life. Not only is the academy close to her home, she also has

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Wellness: Students learn about physical, mental, sexual health Kelsey Sutton Managing editor Despite a few changes and time constraints, students in HHPA classes spread awareness of physical, mental and sexual health during Wellness Week on Oct. 1-5. “Wellness Week is designed to provide students with information and resources about specific health topics that are pertinent to college students,” said health educator Rose Sherwood, who works in Student Affairs. A main fixture of Wellness Week is the information table in front of Walker Hall. “[It] is meant to be a resource for students to quickly stop by on their way to class and gather helpful resources,” Sherwood said. On the first day of Wellness Week, Oct. 1, the focus was mental health and stress management. The Counseling Center sponsored it in hopes of connecting students with ways to relieve stress and anxiety, Sherwood said. Oct. 2 was about relationships and sexual health. Volunteers at the table passed out safer sex kits and information about healthy relationships, sexual assault, STDs and pregnancy prevention. The Consent Awareness Training Squad (CATS) program was promoted as well. Alcohol, tobacco and drug risk reduction was the focus on Oct. 3. Tables featured information about making healthy choices about alcohol and drugs. Tobacco quit kits, with helpful tips, resources and chewing gum inside were handed out. Oct. 4 was about physical health awareness. The major focal points of the day were vaccinations and healthy eating, Sherwood said. The Health Center ran a flu shot clinic to correspond with the theme for the day. First aid kits and “Wildcats be flu free” bracelets were available for students. Oct. 5 was about the environment and how it affects health. Volunteers passed out information about plastics, pesticides, smoke-free venues and sustainability. “Through this week, we hoped to have students start thinking about the health issues that may be affecting them,” Sherwood said. “We hoped to provide information about campus resources and self-care resources in a laid-back environment. “We want students to be able to talk about these topics openly and raise questions,” Sherwood said. “We hoped that by rais-

Kelsey Sutton/Managing editor Linfield’s Wellness Week demonstrated how quickly and easily disease can be spread by doing the “Purple Plague,” an event that gave students bracelets every time they were “in contact” with the “disease.”

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Kate Straube/Photo editor Students were able to take pamphlets to learn more about different ways to stay healthy from the Wellness Week information table.

Linfield is now offering a new type of shot for students with a smaller needle than usual that distributes the medicine underneath the skin rather than into the muscle.

ing awareness of important health issues, students may be inspired to seek out additional information if they need it.” Students in the Peer Health Education Methods class, Prevention and Control of Disease class and the Responding to Emergencies class were responsible for staffing the information table and passing out resources to other students. “My favorite Wellness Week day is tobacco and alcohol because I think it’s what affects Linfield students the most,” freshman Austin Lee said. “I think my favorite day this week was the Sexual Health Day because I enjoyed seeing students really excited about

communicable diseases by using wristbands to visually represent the chain of infection of a hypothetical microscopic germ,” Sherwood said. The activity began in two of Chambers’ HHPA classes. The first wristbands were handed out to 44 students. More than 1,000 wristbands total were passed out. Students in the Human Sexuality class counted the bands at the end of the week to obtain a cross section of number of students wearing a band, Sherwood said. Blue wristbands represented students who did not have immunity or did not use ways to prevent disease and were infected by the hypothetical disease. People with red wrist-

resources being passed out and asking a lot of questions,” Sherwood said. “We were able to pass out nearly 100 safer sex kits.” In addition to the tables for Wellness Week, students in the Health Education Methods class, along with Susan Chambers and Sherwood, conducted a weeklong experiment called the Purple Plague. The Purple Plague is an educational activity and experiment using wristbands to represent how diseases can be transmitted. In the “chain of infection,” disease can be prevented by breaking one of the links in the chain. “The purpose of the Purple Plague is to demonstrate the transmission of

bands were the ones not affected by the disease because of immunity or previous exposure to the germ. Green bands represented those who received vaccines and therefore were not affected. Those with orange bracelets represented adequate hand washers. These students were hypothetically not infected because of engaging in hand washing before preparing food and after using the bathroom. Finally, students with yellow wristbands represented those who boosted immunity by exercising frequently, getting plenty of sleep, eating well-balanced diets and avoiding close contact with those infected by the disease.

“It would be great to get more students involved and aware of the project,” Sherwood said. “It’s very important for students to be aware of disease transmission and strategies to prevent infection especially in a setting, such as Linfield where people are interacting in a very close knit community.” Students are welcome to suggest ideas and share what they want to see done at Wellness Week. Sherwood is available to work with students on health promotion activities they would like to see on campus.

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Linda Nilsen

Oslo, Norway

kjøttkaker (MEAT CAKES)

Ingredients: 1 pound boneless beef chuck 1 tablespoon potato starch 1 tablespoon salt 1 ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon pepper 3/4 cup stock butter 2 cups brown gravy

Grind the meat three times, then mix with the dry ingredients. Gradually add the stock. Form round cakes, and brown on all sides in butter. Simmer in brown gravy until thoroughly cooked, 5-8 minutes. Serve with boiled potatoes, creamed peas and lingonberry compote.

Arun Bajracharya Kathmandu, Nepal WO (LENTIL PANCAKES) Ingredients: 1 cup black lentils 1 table spoon ginger paste or ginger juice 1/4 tea spoon asafetida(Hing) 1/2 tea spoon Cumin Powder (Jeera) 3 table spoons oil Salt to taste Soak black lentil in water overnight or until the black coating is easily removed. Remove the black coating with water then grind the lentils into a paste with minimum water. Add all of the spices to the lentil and mix well. Heat a few drop of oil in the pan, then put the lentil paste on the pan in a small patty shape (just like a pancake). Cook golden brown on both sides and serve hot.



Linfield Receives 60 new international students each fall. At any given time, there are up to 110 students from different parts of the world on our campus, each one bringing a different culture and flavor with them. Chrissy Shane/Features editor

Grade Akira Nakagawa TOKYO, JAPAN

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In America, we can easily make friends with people who [have] a different background. It’s amazing to be able to know a lot of culture. -Sophomore Haruka Mukai

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ave you noticed any new faces on campus this year? How

about anyone missing? Every year, students study abroad and participate in exchanges to and from one of the many countries Linfield works with. One country that Linfield has a long-standing tradition with is Japan.

Linfield has an exchange program with four institutions in

Japan, in which current students go to study. Depending on what type of degree each student is working toward decides whether the student will study abroad at Kanto Gakuin University in Yokohama, Rikkyo University or Aoyama Gakuin University, both in Tokyo, or Doshisha University in Kyoto.

Photo courtesy of Marie Schmidt New students arrive at Linfield for their beginning of the year orientation.

Kanto Gakuin University (KGU) is for students seeking a Japanese minor, while the rest are for Japanese ma-


This year, Linfield is hosting 43 Japanese students and one teaching assistant, Nao Okumura, who is also a

full-time matriculating student majoring in sociology. There are also eight Linfield students currently abroad in Japan at three of the locations.

Junior Samantha Javier studied abroad during the fall of 2011. She studied at KGU for her Japanese minor.

Javier prepared for her travels by taking the required language classes, gaining experience outside the classroom and talking to students who had previously traveled abroad.

One of the biggest differences Javier faced while abroad was the difference in atmospheres between KGU and


“At the time, we had to leave an hour and half early before classes start just to get there on time. So, we

walked and took the train,” Javier said. “Also, the classroom environment was different. There were about five of us in each [language] class. The teachers really focused the lessons on where each of us needed the help most, and we got to know our teachers on a more personal, fun level, [even though we didn’t actually attend class with KGU students].

“[Also], there was an easily noticeable sense of kindness

and care between the students and faculty, versus the more professional relationship here at Linfield,” Javier said. “If you had a problem, the staff there were really concerned and did everything they could to help you out, which is just a part of Japanese culture.”

The Japanese students who traveled to McMinnville faced

similar adjustments when they arrived at the beginning of the school year. Such was the case for sophomore Haruka Mukai, who traveled from Doshisha University where she is a history Photo courtesy of Samantha Javier The Linfield group goes on a field trip to the Yunoya Hotel.

major. Adjustments for Mukai vary from things as simple as living in dorms to the friendly nature found on campus.


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If you had a problem, the staff there were really concerned and did everything they could to help you out, which is just a part of Japanese culture. -Junior Samantha Javier

Many things surprised her about American culture.

“I was really surprised that few American students are

late or absent from class. Also, school in America requires much more assignments than school in Japan,” Mukai said.

“In America, we can easily make friends with people who

[have] a different background. It’s amazing to be able to know a lot of culture. And I really enjoy classes at Linfield, since many students actively participate in their class and teachers are kind and have a great enthusiasm for teaching.” Photo courtesy of Samantha Javier The Linfield group visits a hotel to experience traditional Japanese culture.

The biggest difference Mukai has experienced is living in

the dorms.

“In Japan, living in a dorm is not common. Many students live by themselves or with their family. So, it was

hard to get used to the life in a dorm, without a bathtub,” Mukai said.

In Japanese culture, most people take long, hot baths at the end of each day to wind down.

However, Mukai said there are many positive aspects to this switch as well.

“[Here], I live in a dorm and I can go to a class in five minutes,” Mukai said. “It’s amazing for me. I don’t have

to wake up early and get on a crowded train every morning anymore. In this sense, life here may be less stressful.”

While students who travel have many new cultural experiences, so do the students working and helping them

get adjusted to life in a new country. Sophomore Whitney Brittingham worked for the first part of the school year as an assistant in the International Programs Office, where she helped a group of Japanese students adjust to American culture.

During her time working with the students, Brittingham noticed the things the students had a hard time ad-

justing to.

“Some things were definitely surprising,” Brittingham

said. “For instance, it seemed to be difficult to adjust to American soda, [such as root beer] and mints because those are flavors that are typically associated with medicine in Japan. The American accent can be hard to adjust to as well because of the variety of local terminology and the differences between accents of different regions in America.”

Students at Linfield and in Japan are all affected by the

exchange program between Linfield and the Japanese institutions and can benefit from the cultural opportunities it provides. Photo courtesy of Samantha Javier Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at

Linfield students learn about Kaiseki, the traditional multi-course food served in hotels.




October 8, 2012

Former student performs during Cat Cab

Joel Ray/Senior photographer Freshman Bryce Fechner sings while playing the guitar at the Oct. 4 Cat Cab in the Fred Meyer Lounge. The artists who performed played acoustic-styled music.

Chrissy Shane Features editor

Joel Ray/Senior photographer Former Linfield student Brittany Baker sings in the Fred Meyer Lounge on Oct. 4. Baker transferred from Linfield to George Fox after her sophomore year but is still fond of the school.

Senior Brittany Baker, a former Wildcat who transferred to George Fox University, returned to Linfield to perform in a special reunion Cat Cab with friends and former classmates Oct. 4 in the Fred Meyer Lounge. “I transferred after my sophomore year and it was a really difficult decision, and not one that I wanted to make. Linfield is a really special place to me, and I’m honored that I was asked to come back,” Baker said. Baker began the performance with senior Geoff Kunita, who accompanied her on the acoustic guitar for a couple of covers, including “That’s What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction, which the performers encouraged to be an audience singalong. Senior Jenny Morgan and freshman Bryce Fechner took the stage to perform two covers together with Morgan on vocals and Fechner on the ukulele. The duo went on to sing “Forced from the Start,” a poignant original by Fechner.

Baker and Kunita returned to the stage to play covers, such as “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2, “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath and the duet “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. “At this Cat Cab, I picked songs that mean something to me and speak to me,” Baker said. Friend and special guest Brett Gray from Western Washington University came to accompany Baker on the acoustic guitar. “My friend Sara invited me because they needed more people for the show. I thought it would be neat to check out Linfield,” Gray said. Gray then accompanied senior Sara Lee on stage to perform a cover of Mumford and Sons’ “I Will Wait,” “I Just Saw A Face” by The Beatles, and the duet, “You Don’t Know Me” by Ben Folds and Regina Spektor. Baker returned to the stage to perform a cover of “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen, which Baker told the audience, “is a little different.” “My good friend Jenny Morgan and I do a lot of covers of popular songs but nei-

ther of us like straightforward covers. We like to change them up and make them our own,” Baker said. Baker finished the Cat Cab with two solo performances, singing “Oh How He Loves Us” by David Crowder. “I listen to this song when I’m having a hard time,” Baker said. “I wanted to do songs that I really connect with because I know that is what makes a great musician,” she said. For her final performance, Baker sang a cover of “Safe In His Arms” by Milton Brunson. “I’ve felt really connected to this song, especially over the last two years. Transferring is not easy,” Baker said. This is Baker’s second Cat Cab, as she performed one as a sophomore before transferring. “It was a great experience,” Baker said. The senior studies organizational communication and writing at George Fox University and hopes to work for a philanthropic organization after graduation. Chrissy Shane can be reached at

‘Magic Mike’ flexes students’ mind with toned bodies Madeline Bergman Staff writer The movies sponsored by the Linfield Activities Board shown regularly in Ice Auditorium provide a wonderful opportunity for students to take a break from homework and unwind by watching recently released films. Most recently, “Magic Mike” was shown Oct. 6. The auditorium was packed with students of all ages and gender. Though most had seen the film before, for several it was their first time. The plot revolves around a 30- year-old male stripper by the name of Mike Lane “Magic Mike” (Channing Tatum), who has hopes of leaving the Xquisite strip club in Tampa, Fla., where he has worked for six years,

in order to pursue a business in building furniture. For his day job, Mike works construction where he meets 19-year-old Adam (Alex Pettyfer), who shortly thereafter gets fired. However, Mike sees hope in him and takes him to the strip club. The club’s DJ, Tobias, is also a drug dealer and provides the dancers with the drug GHB. One of the dancers overdoses on the synthetic drug and Adam is forced to perform a rookie show. He not only amazes the screaming women in the audience but also the club’s owner, Dallas, (Matthew McConaughey), and earns himself a job as a dancer. Dallas has hopes to move the club to Miami, where a larger profit will be possible. “You are the husband

“Magic Mike” DVD cover that they never had, you’re the dream boat guy that never came along, you are the one night stand that they get to have tonight with you on stage,” Dallas says about

the male stripper profession. As the film develops, Mike forms a close friendship with Adam and later his sister, Brooke. Through

these relationships, Mike realizes that he is outgrowing the party lifestyle associated with the club. This is exacerbated when he and Adam go to a show at a sorority house, and Adam gives a girl ecstasy, which starts a brawl. This forces the men to leave the house with no pay and for Adam to leave the bag with $10,000 worth of drugs owned by Tobias. Shortly thereafter, people break into Mike’s house and look for the money and the drugs, both of which are gone. In order to keep Adam safe, Mike gives them $10,000, his total life savings. After this, Mike shows up to work, slips out the back and quits, leaving Adam and the rest of the dancers before they go to Miami. He

then goes to Brooke’s house where the movie ends with a hint of them being romantically involved. Most people know little about male stripping. This movie seems to give light to the dark world of the business and how close in proximity it is to illegal drugs and alcohol. When Adam first arrived at the club, he was young and innocent. However, an apparent theme of this film was his rapid decline during the span of three short months. On the surface, this movie is Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey stripping. As it develops, more shadowy themes start to emerge, making it a more substantial film. Madie Bergman can bereached at

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Students devoted to interfaith dialogue Blanca Esquivel For the Review Members of this team are committed. Their bond and strength are admirable. They practice peace with an understanding and respect for others. They are always growing and learning. The Chaplain’s team is a group of student volunteers devoted to working to develop an interfaith dialogue among the various religions and cultures of Linfield College. “Being a member of the team has shaped my experience here at Linfield because it helps me understand my faith more in the context of being on a college campus,” sophomore Kayla Lisac said. Emmaus House is the activity and meeting center for the Chaplaincy. Located across the street from Murdock Hall, it serves as a sacred space where students of all faith traditions can engage in prayer and meditation. Lisac said a lot of people don’t even know the Chaplains exist, let alone the services it provides and events it stages, all to the benefit of the larger campus community. Members work rigorously to shine light on human trafficking. They often volunteer at the community food bank. And they host barbecues and other events to raise funds for organizations serving the underprivileged. Its primary task, though, is to introduce Linfield students to a deeper understanding of different cultures, beliefs, religions and spiritual traditions. Lisac said that gives the group a unity of purpose that gives it cohesiveness. She said it engages in annual trips each semester, like the Pilgrimage Retreat, which helps build tight bonds between them and make them feel secure in each other’s company. Lisac loves the close-knit feel of the group. It’s comforting to her to be part of something like the Chaplains team, she said. “It offers a lot of selfreflection and peace,” she added. Blanca Esquivel can be reached at



Laughter brings alcohol awareness Kaylyn Peterson Copy editor Kicking off homecoming week, Mike McLendon and Colin Sweeney brought laughter to the heavy topic of alcohol and how to be safe when drinking in their interactive performance “Shot of Reality with a Chaser of Comedy” on Oct. 7 in Ice Auditorium. Starting the performance, McLendon and Sweeney chose students from the audience to participate in demonstrations talking about how drinking impairs your judgment and the health risks involved. Demonstrations included the use of “drunk goggles,” game shows and improvisational acting for situations that happen when someone is drunk. McLendon and Sweeney had senior Nic Miles and junior Brea Ribeiro on stage for the “body organ dating game.” During the game, each student had to answer a question based around different parts of the body and the effect alcohol has on them. Throughout the performance, McLendon and Sweeney stepped back from the comedy and pointed out the facts about being a college student and drinking. “You don’t have to drink,” Sweeney said. “It is not a requirement for Linfield College. You can be sober and get a degree.” In another demonstration, Sweeney was a supposed friend trying to drive under the influence, and the task for

the volunteers was to get the keys away from Sweeney. “These are choices that can be in your control,” McLendon said. “You don’t have to get behind the wheel of a car. People get behind the wheel of a car and make excuses to justify them driving.” McLendon went on to point out that the common excuse of a destination being “just down the road” means you are more likely to hit someone you know or love. Sporadically throughout the performance, Sweeney and McLendon would go over rules to remember when you drink, including things such as deleting your ex’s number from your phone or taking a “spacer.” “Space your drinks out with water,” McLendon said. “This will help prevent hangovers.” While Sweeney and McLendon entertained the audience and made jokes, they were able to step back and talk seriously about the heavier topics related to alcohol. “[With alcohol impairing your judgment,] we have to talk about assault, and there is no way to make this funny,” McLendon said. The duo pointed out that alcohol can cause aggression, which often leads to fights, resulting in assault. While the two brought laughter to the auditorium, they also reminded Linfield that if students choose to drink, to be safe about it. Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at

Kaylyn Peterson/Copy editor Junior Brea Ribeiro joins Colin Sweeney for a body organ dating game. This was part of the ‘“Shot of Reality” performance held Oct. 7 in Ice Auditorium.



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‘Stuff of Legend’ puts army of toys in gruesome war story Paige Jurgensen Staff writer “The Stuff of Legend” series is childhood on acid. So far, the series of graphic novels, written by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith, consists of three books, “The Dark,” “The Jungle” and “A Jester’s Tale.” The graphic novels are not for children and definitely not for the faint of heart. The cover might depict a wholesome fairy tale, but the pages of the novel actually contain

a gruesome war story. Set during World War II, a small platoon of toys set off into the Dark, a mysterious land controlled by the Boogeyman, to rescue their owner, a young boy, from the grasps of the Boogeyman and his army. In the safety of the young boy’s room, the toys are simply stuffed animals, wooden toys and plastic figures, but once hurled into the Dark, they become life-sized vicious animals, throat-cutting warriors and sharp-

shooting soldiers. The army of toys, led by a ferocious teddy bear named Max, must travel through a foreign and hostile land and are faced with death, violence and betrayal, much like the real-life solders of World War II. The concept of toys and the Boogeyman might sound childish and innocent at first glance, but the violence of war wipes away all innocence in the souls of the child’s toys. Raicht and Smith’s Boogeyman isn’t

just a shadow in the night to frighten small children. Rather, he is a fearsome tyrant who leads his massive army into bloody conflicts and a villain who even Adolf Hitler would have to submit to. “The Stuff of Legend” is beautifully illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III, who along with Raicht and Smith, brings an entirely new level of creativity and intelligence to the world of graphic novels. The series is three books in and thankfully not over

Condom use should be discussed Dear Bailey “My boyfriend wants to skip out on condoms and use only lube. What are the pros and cons of this?” Condoms have two functions: birth control and infection/disease protection. There are male and female condoms, male being more common and effective (98 percent) than female condoms, which are 95 percent effective. Effectiveness of condoms, as with any form of birth control, is only as high as reported when used correctly. Most causes of ineffectiveness are due to human error. There are plain condoms, which are the cheapest, and there are also ultra-sensitive, ribbed, colored, flavored and glow-in-the-dark ones. The last three listed should not be used for intercourse, vaginal or anal, but are safe for oral. Many couples get to the point where they would like to stop using condoms. It should, however, be the choice of both people. Do not

let your boyfriend pressure you into not using them. If you are uncomfortable with the idea, don’t stop using them. You can always decide to stop using them later. The pros of not using condoms are pretty nice. First, and best, sex feels much better. The absence of the latex between the two of you means a heightened sensitivity, making sex more enjoyable. The thinner condoms do allow for heat transfer and allow more feeling and are just as strong as regular condoms. These could be a good compromise if you are not ready to do away with condoms all together.

Another pro is not worrying about having them handy all the time. This doesn’t sound like a big deal, but in the heat of the moment, it can be a big pain. Similar to this is not needing to have lube convenient. While not necessary, lube is handy when using condoms (or without) and decreases the chance of breakage by decreasing friction. Lubricants have different bases, and the proper one should be used for the type of condom. Water-based lube should be used with latex condoms because oil-based decrease condom strength. Basically, it’s less to think about while your hormones are already making thinking difficult. The cons are mainly health related. No condom means no STI protection or birth control. They are the only form of protection against STIs. Your risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection or HIV/AIDS increases, of course. Testing of both partners is an extremely

important step before taking condoms out of the equation. If neither people have anything, then great, go ahead! But if one has anything, a discussion about risks and what to do next, and in the future, needs to happen. Without condoms, a different form of birth control should be adopted. A diaphragm is the alternate barrier method and should be used with spermicidal cream for more effectiveness. Be aware of nonoxynol-9 in the cream because it has been shown to cause abrasions on the vaginal wall. Other forms of birth control are hormonal and come in many forms, such as pills, patches, vaginal rings, shots and an IUD. Both people should agree on what action to take without pressure. It can be a big decision and should require a lot of thought. Take your time because it is not easy going back to condoms. Bailey can be reached at

Mellow pop pleases daydreamers Vanessa So For the Review “Enjoy the show,” Lenka croons, starting off her selftitled debut album with a welcoming song. Lenka, an Australian-born singer-songwriter, moved to California in 2008, the same year she released her album. Before her transition to an American audience, Lenka was part of an Australian electro-rock band Decoder Ring. “The Show” perfectly opens the album, giving listeners a taste of what will follow. The track is a blend of infectious and mellow pop, a style which accurately describes “Lenka”. However, the album is not flawless. Although Lenka’s album is perfect for those wanting to daydream or take their mind somewhere else, the lyrics try to be worthy of something more, when, in essence, we have heard it all before. They lack originality with refrains like, “I’m so tired of being me, I wanna be free.” This does not hinder

“Lenka” album cover the potential of Lenka’s songwriting, as she does a good job, but it appears that she could have hit the heart with more impact. The album’s content touches on the beauty and darkness in life, love and friendship, and ultimately, growing up in the real world. Lenka conveys her emotions through an indie-pop sound, with a soft, wistful and delicate voice, so

much so that it makes it difficult for her to fully connect with the listeners. What Lenka lacks in audience connection and lyrics, she does make up for instrumentation and production. Her songs are backed up with the likes of beautiful horns, strings, piano and drums, which give the album an eclectic, retro vibe. Tracks such as “Live Like

You’re Dying,” “Skipalong,” and “We Will Not Grow Old” were enjoyable as the album itself is upbeat and fun. Lenka’s voice will remind listeners of Lily Allen, Colbie Caillat and Regina Spektor. The singer’s album overall is an easy, joyful listen. But halfway through the album, she includes a haunting ballad in “Trouble Is a Friend,” which does not entirely fit in with the sound of other tracks. Though Lenka does not bring anything fresh nor take any risks, her songs have been a commercial hit. Several of her songs have been featured in movies, commercials and television shows. Ultimately, Lenka is talented and gifted, but could have brought more to her music. She recently became a mother and is currently working on her third album. Tune into KSLC 90.3 FM to hear Lenka’s self-titled album. You can also listen online at or stream the station on iTunes. Vanessa So can be reached at

yet. “The Stuff of Legend’s third volume starts off with a bang and trails off with a great to be continued in the end,” wrote an author from Multiversity Comics. “The book has slowly and steadily been growing in quality (that started from a high point anyway) since the first volume, and has grown into a wonderful comic series that perhaps defines ‘hidden gem’ in the indie world right now.” The series has a special

quality that makes the story dwell in the reader’s mind long after setting the book down because, even though the writers use a child’s toys as main characters, the story can be broken down into a simple story of good in a war against evil. “The Stuff of Legend” is a classic war story uniquely crafted into a twisted tale of adventure that will make the reader look twice at their favorite teddy bear. Paige Jurgensen can be reached at


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Kicker aims high with set standards Silence surrounds the stadium as the kicker approaches the human placeholder at the 39-yard line. The mental mind games begin as all focus is put on the football standing right in front of him. He begins prepping himself and bolts forward, ending with a strong, swift kick. Loud cheers of amazement fill the audience as the field goal is gained. Senior kicker Josh Kay helped the Wildcats take home a win at the California Lutheran game Sept. 15. Kay is one of the key members of the football team. During his junior year of high school, Kay decided to try out for football with the encouragement of his friend. He spent most of his life playing competitive soccer, which gave him a strong

point as a kicker. His senior year, he received all-state honors. Outside of football, Kay finds a strong passion in golf. With his family owning Salem Golf Club, he spent endless hours playing. “I would battle with myself all day,” Kay said. Kay was named first team all-conference in golf all four years and served as captain his senior year. It became critical for him to continue to play both during college. For his freshman year, Kay attended Whitworth University, playing both football and golf. After spending time there, he realized that he wanted to experience a different culture and transferred to Linfield. Training is a key element that helps prepare Kay for each season. During the off-season, he trains at the

Courthouse Performance Training Center. The center offers a top-of-the-line workout facility where Kay was able to work side by side with other college athletes. “It reminds you why you are working,” Kay said. When approaching each kick, he aims to keep the same mind-set every time he steps onto the field. “You try to kick every kick the same,” Kay said. “It’s all about mental toughness.” At every game, his family sits in the stands cheering him on. His uncle, who has Alzheimer’s, came to watch Kay play for the first time at the California Lutheran game. Every practice, Kay spends his time kicking, stretching and conditioning and assisting teammates. “I don’t want people to think of me as a kicker,” Kay

same thing with flaps on the side.” The shoe now employs basic physics concepts, such as drag to have the best effect for runners in both deep and shallow water. Killgore’s next problem to solve was the way people ran in the water. “Athletes were wearing flotation belts, but it wasn’t allowing for proper posture while running in the water,” he said. What developed was a body suit that applied physics to running in water. It allowed AQX to take off as a product. The suit made

the leap from injury rehab to strength training and conditioning. AQX training has now become a staple of Linfield athletics. It is used by the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the track team. Wildcat forward sophomore Christopher Dirks noticed a huge difference between AQX and other types of strength training. “All I did in high school was lift weights to help me get stronger,” Dirks said. “AQX not only helps with strength training, but the conditioning aspect adds an extra dimension to it.”

One of the great things about AQX training is that it isn’t just for athletes. As Killgore explained, anyone can do it. It works because everyone moves the same way. “Simply start by figuring out the ideal way for a human to move,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if they are old or an athlete because everyone moves the same. People just do the training at different levels.” In recent years, the AQX company has taken off worldwide. While he couldn’t give the name of his elite customers for legal rea-

Ivanna Tucker Sports editor

Joel Ray/Senior photographer Senior Josh Kay was selected as a the student athlete of the week for the NWC.

said. “I want them to look at me as a leader.” Kay also played on Linfield’s golf team and played on the 2011 conference winning team. In his free time, he volunteers at a local elementary school and serves as a mentor at the performance center. His junior year, Kay was selected for second team allWest Region and first team all-conference. This year, Kay has been honored as a Fred Mitchell Award finalist and preseason All-America candidate. Kay plans on continuing to train after his senior season ends and possibly continuing to play. “It’s the one position at all levels where [key aspects of the position are] all the same,” Kay said.

Ivanna Tucker can be reached at

Killgore: Water training impacts athletics << Continued from page 16 and continued to study deep-water running with the goal of developing a water technique that would correctly mimic running on land. The first thing designed was a water shoe. According to Killgore, runners wanted to feel as comfortable as possible in the water and found that they preferred to wear a shoe while running. The development of the show was helped along by a liv-

Killgore ing, breathing water creature. “I caught a steelhead and the gill plate was opening and closing,” he said. “And I realized a shoe could do the

Soccer: Lady ’Cats score two wins after double ties << Continued from page 16 in front of the goal in our OT’s if we had any hope to win.” The Wildcats claimed a 2-1 win during over time against the Whitworth Pirates on Oct. 6 at home. Despite out-shooting the Pirates 13-1, the ‘Cats headed into half time losing 1-0. They opened up the second half by scoring a much needed goal by sophomore Stephanie Socotch just three minutes into play. “It felt really great, just a huge weight lifted off our shoulders. And I thought it gave us hope and motivation to keep playing hard and find another goal,” Socotch said in an email. The ‘Cats seized the victory in the final seconds of over time when Fellows

scored a header goal, her 11th of the season. The Wildcats are no strangers to over time this season, as their past four consecutive games have gone past regulation time. “After the last few games, especially, we know we need to be better in front of the net, Sours said. “We can’t keep going into overtime. It might not go our way a time or two, and it’s really hard on our bodies and emotions. We want to start punishing teams early in the games and coming out with intensity,” Sours added. The ‘Cats remain hopeful as their season progresses and playoffs near. “The past couple weekends have been very hard, losing to UPS and then tying two teams we should have beaten really took a

lot out of us, Socotch said. “I think by beating the number one team really showed us and the conference that we deserve to be leading the pack,” Socotch added. “We still have a really positive outlook. The way the conference is, we can still win it if we control what we can control. That means coming out every day hard and winning one game at a time. We have big hopes,” Sours said. Continue to support the women’s soccer team by checking out its two home games this weekend. The ‘Cats will face the Lewis and Clark Pioneers on Oct. 13 and the Willamette Bearcats on Oct. 14.

Carrie Skuzeski can be reached at

sons, Killgore did say that the list speaks for itself. “I think that the list is beyond impressive,” he said. “I’m not just talking about track athletes, I am talking about NFL players, NBA players, baseball players, hockey players, dancers, and swimmers.” Killgore’s favorite thing about his work with deepwater running is that it is never finished. The training techniques can always be improved and modified to make it more effective for training and injury rehab.

Jerry Young can be reached at

Wildcat Sports Schedule Friday, Oct. 12 Men’s Soccer

@ Pacific

7 p.m.


@ Willamette

7 p.m.

Cross Country

@ Estacada, Ore.

10 a.m.

Women’s Soccer

vs. Lewis & Clark



vs. Whitworth

1:30 p.m.


@ Lewis & Clark

7 p.m.

Men’s Golf

@ Chambers Bay

All day

Women’s Soccer

vs. Willamette


Men’s Soccer

@ George Fox

2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Sunday, Oct. 14



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Golf teams place well in tournaments Kaylyn Peterson Copy editor

Ivanna Tucker/Sports editor Senior Harper Taylor steals the ball from an opponent to help the Wildcats gain possession of the ball during the game against Willamette on Oct. 6, losing the close match 3-2.

’Cats attempt to stay strong on defense Ivanna Tucker Sports editor The men’s soccer team faced two tough losses against St. John’s and Willamette. The Wildcats lost in a close game against Willamette on Oct. 6, losing 3-2. Within the first 10 minutes, senior defender Brad Dupea sent in his second direct kick right into the goal, giving the ‘Cats their first goal of the game and an early lead. Trevor Jensen scored all three of Willamette’s goals. Jensen slipped the ball past sophomore keeper Grant Loriaux with a right-footed kick. Another goal was gained with a penalty kick due to a hand call on the Wildcats. In the first half, the Bearcats out-

shot the ‘Cats, 11-2. Sophomore Jake Baker sent in a shot within the first five minutes of the second half but was blocked by the Bearcats defender. Baker then tried again, making the Bearcats’ keeper save the ball. Defense stayed aggressive through the remainder of the half, working to constantly gain possession of the ball back. With an assist from sophomore Tyler Repic, senior Tyler Sedlacek completed the play with a shot from inside the box, narrowing the Bearcats’ lead by one point. The ‘Cats finished the game versus St. John’s scoreless, losing 2-0. Early out in the first half, the Johnnies earned three back-to-back corner kicks, one of which was quick-

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grabbed by Loriaux. The Wildcats maintained possession of the ball with strong offense until the middle of the first half but the Johnnies came back with several crosses thrown at Loriaux. With 12 minutes left of play in the half, Michael Coburn and Zane Heinselman scored both of the Johnnie’s goals, only

separated by a minute. Again, the Wildcats were out-shot, with the Johnnies having 10 shot attempts and the ‘Cats only having three. Junior Scott Goodman returned to the box after being out with an injury and was quickly tested with multiple shots from the Johnnies. The ‘Cats continued to try to take advantage of the ball throughout the half but struggled as the Johnnies took on their attacks. Coburn almost scored a third goal but it went just wide on the right. In the last few minutes of the game, the ‘Cats didn’t send any attacks against the Johnnies. Next, the Wildcats will be facing Pacific on Oct. 12. Ivanna Tucker can be reached at

The women’s golf team traveled to compete in the Culturame Classic on Oct. 6-7 in Aloha, Ore. The Wildcats ended the first day of the classic with a score of 361, landing them in fourth place. The second day of the competition, Whitworth University pulled ahead with 21 less strokes, pushing the Wildcats back to fifth place with a final score of 724. Placing in the top 20 for individual scores, senior Sophie Corr finished 18th scoring 177 for both days, only 31 strokes above par. Following close behind in 22nd was freshman Maggie Harlow with a score of 179, who was pushed back by a three-way tie for 19th place. Harlow has come to realize just what it takes to compete at the college level in her first year playing for the Wildcats. “College golf is different from playing in high school in how the season is split up into fall and spring seasons,” Harlow said. “It is nice to be able to be out playing in the fall when the weather is still nice. College golf is also more competitive than high school golf while still providing a fun atmosphere.” The women also played Oct. 1 and wrapped up their time at the Whitworth Invitational at the Spokane Country Club in Spokane, Wash. The Wildcats finished fifth, tying with North Idaho College with a total score

Harlow of 723. Also on Oct. 1, the men’s team finished the Whitman Invitational at the Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash., that started the day before. The men rounded out their score of 592, only one stroke behind Pacific Lutheran University and Whitman College, who tied for third. Not doing as well as it hoped, the men’s team finished fifth. “We have faced many challenges. In our most recent tournament, we did not have a good finish when we had our sights on winning it,” sophomore Taylor Pirnke said. “Many teams in the conference have recruited many good freshmen this season, so we have our work cut out for the time being. But, we feel confident in our ability to compete and win as a group.” The men’s team will compete in the Pacific Lutheran Invitational on Oct. 14. The women’s team will hold the Linfield-Corban Duel on Oct. 19 at Michelbook. Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at

Infatuation with professional sports keeps attention If it weren’t for football and baseball, I think I might be one of the best students in the world. Call it hubris, but all I know is that my Sundays are as productive as Chris Johnson’s 2012 fantasy football season or Miguel Olivo’s baseball career. These two sports are two of my favorites. They are kind of like that one person who you can’t get over. You know who I’m talking about. That one person who has jilted you before, yet you would still go back to them at the snap of a finger, no matter how much pain or inconvenience they cause you. You are irrational in every way with this person, and you can’t help it. Now, granted, there are some people who don’t

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Tyler Bradley Sports columnist have this issue. They can get over that person and move on. All I have to say to these people is “you’re lucky.” Teach me how to do that. Because I need it in a few facets of life, and it’s never more evident than with my love for baseball and football. My favorite teams lose. My fantasy team loses. My favorite players get traded or injured,

and yet I keep coming back. I am eternally disgusted by the hypocrisy and greed and incompetence of the NCAA, and yet I help dump cash into the pockets of the NCAA administrators every Saturday by watching the games on TV, while the players are exploiting and get nothing in return. The hypocrisy of the NFL when it comes to concussions is beyond maddening. The commissioner claims he wants to protect the safety of the players, while simultaneously calling for longer seasons and utilizing the maligned replacement referees for the first week of the season. Baseball’s steroid era doesn’t allow me to trust any player on the diamond. Wow, that guy just broke the

team record for home runs? Well, he might be juicing up, so I better not get too excited. It’s like a recurring date with the girl you can’t get over. It’s as if I were to take this girl out and she tells me that we need to go to the most expensive restaurant in the city. She tells me to show up at 7 o’clock sharp, but she isn’t ready to go until 8:17. I can’t tell how attractive she actually is because of her makeup and possible Victoria’s Secret-enhanced features, and to top it all off, the service at dinner is abysmal. Our orders are screwed up and then they take approximately 54 minutes to be brought to our table. The check includes three meals that we didn’t buy, and the gratuity is already added

onto the check so I am forced to tip this waiter an amount that he didn’t deserve. Talk about a terrible date. Except the conversation with the girl was amazing. Her smile and her laugh make me smile and laugh, and the hairs on the back of my neck stand up because of her uncanny similarities to me. I drive her home, and I walk her to the door. She gives me a hug and leaves me with a kiss that only makes me want nothing more than to see her again as soon as possible. She says she will call me tomorrow. I believe it this time. Nothing can make this night a misery. I turn around from her doorstep and witness my car being smashed into by a gigantic truck. The truck

screeches away—I didn’t catch the license plate. Now I have to walk home. It will take me six hours, and the girl doesn’t call me for at least another week, even though I want nothing more than for her to do so. Yeah, sports are like that. The truck is like my homework. It blindsides me every weekend. I can’t help that I’m distracted by something beautiful. Meanwhile, a sixhour stint awaits in the library. Thanks a lot, football and baseball. You fooled me again. Your beauty is too much for me to handle, no matter how many times you jilt me. I’ll be back for more next week, and I’ve already accepted it. Tyler Bradley can be reached at


October 8, 2012


Recent alumna steps up as new golf coach Sarah Mason Staff writer

“From the moment I stepped onto the Linfield campus when I took a tour as a prospective student, I felt at home,” Brynn Hurdus, class of ’11, said in an email. Several years after her first time on campus, she has accepted the position of head coach for the women’s golf team. After graduating with a double major in music and environmental studies and a minor in psychology, Hurdus took the assistant golf coaching position at rival school Lewis and Clark. During her time at Lewis and Clark, she ran into her old team and found herself missing being a part of the Linfield program. She applied for the women’s golf position at Linfield a year later and felt honored to be considered as a candidate. As a freshman, Hurdus made it her goal to attend nationals. Although she fell just short of that goal, her performance during her time at Linfield was outstanding. Hurdus was a four-time all-Northwest Conference

selection, regarded as one of the most consistent performers in program history, threetime runner-up at the NWC Championship Tournament and shared fourth place individually as a junior. Statistically, she has the lowest scoring average of 82.96 of any Wildcat in history. “I work toward making each practice structured as a team, but within this realm, I cater practices to each individual,” Hurdus said. “Everyone has a different playing style—each swing and body swinging the club is different, and each player’s mind is different. We spend time together all working on the driving range and on short game. My players love competitions against one another, but I see my job as a coach as working with each player individually with each aspect of the game.” In between golf practices and tournaments, she spends time pursuing her love for music. She is a native of Gig Harbor, Wash., but lives in Beaverton, Ore., near Marylhurst University, where she is pursuing a degree in music therapy. Music is a creative outlet for Hurdus, who is a piano

teacher and accompanies different musical groups in the community. She has been the music director for the last three musicals at the Gallery Theater in McMinnville. Even after she earns her degree in music therapy, Hurdus hopes to continue her work as a piano teacher and a golf coach. “I am thrilled that I am now on the path to become a music therapist,” Hurdus said. “I am eager to enter this growing field and work intimately with others, helping them overcome that which causes them to function at less than their full ability.” Golf is a hugely mental game and Hurdus hopes to strengthen her players by overcoming many of these mental traps in order to reach their goals this season. “As a team, I am very much looking for consistency in ball striking and short game, as well as a growth in positive attitude,” Hurdus said. “It is easy to fall into the negative mental trap, but it takes a very strong athlete to overcome the inevitable bad shots in golf and not allow yourself to give up on even one shot out on the course.” Hurdus hopes to help

Wildcats lose games due to minor errors on court Chris Haddeland Culture editor The ‘Cats came up empty handed for the third straight week Oct. 5 and 6, with loses to Whitman and Whitworth. The weekend series with the two Eastern Washington schools ended with a five-set thriller against Whitworth University. The game started out with a strong first set from the Wildcats, taking the opener 25-14. The next two sets were controlled by the Pirates, winning 25-22 and 25-20. The ‘Cats responded with a 25-22 win in the fourth set, forcing a decisive fifth and final set. The ‘Cats jumped out to an early lead in the fifth set with a kill from sophomore Kailana Ritte-Camara and an ace from sophomore Audrey Frazier. The Pirates responded, tying the set up at 10-10. The game stayed tied until 14-14 where the Wildcats committed two attack errors, giving Whitworth the win 16-14. “The games we won we really emphasized being the first team to score five, then 10, then 15 points and so on,” Frazier said. “When we took control right away, we kept it the whole game and came out on top, but if we allowed the other team points early on, we were never able to break away.” The Wildcats were hurt

Ritte-Camara by their attack errors, committing 38, leaving a .064 attack percent. Ritte-Camara led the Wildcats with 14 kills. Frazier added 44 assists and sophomore Courtney Wanamaker dug 26 balls. The previous night, the Wildcats ventured to Walla Walla, Wash., to face the Whitman College Missionaries. The ‘Cats started off strong once again, taking the first set in extra play 26-24. The Missionaries would not be denied, as they took the next three sets 25-18, 25-14, 25-20. “We started out strong but didn’t show up mentally in the next three games. We really struggled with our first touch, something we have been solid with all season,” Frazier said. “Whitman was very beatable, but that night we made them look a lot better than they actually are.”

Ludin The Missionaries were dominant on the net, beating the Wildcats in total blocks 14-3. Junior Kelsey Ludin led the ‘Cats with 10 kills, Frazier added in 22 assists and Ritte-Camara dug 12 balls. The two losses from this weekend make the Wildcats’ current losing streak total seven games. The last win for the Wildcats’ came on Sept. 15 against Lewis and Clark. “We lost because we gave the other team a significant amount of points by making unforced errors,” Frazier said, “And the games we won, we won because we didn’t make as many unforced errors.” The ‘Cats will try to turn their season around on the road Oct. 12 and 13 against Willamette and Lewis and Clark. Chris Haddeland can be reached at

Joel Ray/Senior photographer Head women’s golf coach Brynn Hurdus was a three-time runner up at the NWC Championships when she played for Linfield’s team. each player improve and reach their goals. One such goal is close to her own heart. She hopes to bring her players to nationals, after they win the NWC Championship. Aside from written success, Hurdus will recognize success by individual improvement. “I will define success for the golf team this year by seeing not only improvement in each of my players, but

confidence that they can and have achieved greater results on the golf course than in the past,” Hurdus said. “Finally, if I can look back and know I inspired each of my players to continue to strive for higher expectations, and to enjoy doing so, I will know I made a difference as a coach.” Hurdus is grateful to be working with the Wildcat players and enjoys thinking about the bright future and

successes in store. “Linfield is such a wonderful place, and I could not have asked for a better place to attend college, nor a better team to coach,” Hurdus said. “I am extremely fortunate to have been given this opportunity, and I feel back at home at Linfield.”

Sarah Mason can be reached at

Oregonian sports reporter talks gender roles on playing field Carrie Skuzeski Senior reporter Female sportswriters may not be common, but Lindsay Schnell, a sports reporter for the Oregonian, has never let her gender divert her professional plans. Schnell spoke about journalism and her sports-writing career with students in the Reporting class Oct. 1 in Renshaw Hall. Schnell was born in Nebraska but raised in Aloha, Ore., by two parents familiar with the sports realm. Her father was a college basketball coach for 30 years, while her mother was a successful college basketball referee for many years. “I was a total sports junkie, and I knew when I was 11 that I wanted to be a sports writer,” Schnell said. More specifically, she wanted to be a college basketball analyst. When the time to choose a college arrived she knew she wanted to study in Missouri. “My parents crushed my dreams,” Schnell said about the time her parent’s told her she must choose an in-state college. Given her options, Schnell picked Oregon State University, a college without a journalism program. “The good thing about being there, they don’t have a journalism program, but you’re a big fish in a small pond, and if you get good you’ll get noticed,” Schnell

said about her Oregon State education. “People ask me a lot if I regret not going to a journalism school. I had to fight at Oregon State, I had to make my own connections,” Schnell said. Schnell worked for Oregon State’s campus newspaper, the Barometer, as the sports editor, a 40-hour per week job. Schnell says that she is lucky to have attended Oregon State during a time that the baseball team was successful and won backto-back national championships. As a freshman, Schnell traveled to Omaha, Neb., to cover the Beavers in the College World Series. While in Omaha, Schnell did reporting work for a website, which eventually opened up an opportunity to work for Sports Illustrated as a factchecker. Schnell says she made a lot of her connections through traveling. She was a freelance writer all through college and frequently wrote for the Oregonian. Schnell landed a job working for that allowed her to travel all across the country. The Oregonian hired Schnell to be a sportswriter two years ago. She covers Oregon State football. As a female sportswriter, Schnell constantly encounters people who wonder what it is like to work in a male-dominated field. “Being a woman, it’s a

huge advantage,” Schnell said. She explained that she tells potential employers that they should hire her because being a woman adds diversity to their staff. “I think she is in a unique situation. In my experiences, females in sports media usually get put into the support roles. She is in a primary reporting role and is great at it. The fact that she has gotten so far and done so well should show that gender shouldn’t matter in sports reporting,” junior Jerry Young said. “The biggest piece of advice I took away from the lecture was that sports reporting, like any other profession, is a cut-throat business. I think that because of sports media outlets, sports reporting gets painted as a luxurious profession,” Young said. “Lindsay showed that it takes dedication and hard work. And when she got the job, she is on constant deadline to get things done. It is an extremely time-consuming job.” Young, along with the other students that attended, walked away from Schnell’s lecture with the inside story of a sports journalist who used her strengths to acquire her dream job. Schnell is a successful sportswriter that has allowed being a female help, not hinder, her career. Carrie Skuzeski can be reached at



October 8, 2012

Catline Northwest Conference Standings Football Willamette









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Sports schedule Check out the sports schedule to see when your favorite teams play this weekend. See page 13>> Love-hate relationship Sports columnist Tyler Bradley explains how he still loves pro sports even with their controversial elements. See page 14>> New women’s golf coach Linfield alum Brynn Hurdus leads the women’s golf program and seeks improvement for individuals and the team as a whole. See page 15>> Volleyball faces two losses The Wildcats lost against both Whitman and Whitworth, not helping to break the current losing streak. See page 15>>

Ivanna Tucker/Sports editor Sophomore Ellie Schimdt tries to pass to another player during the game against Whitman on Oct. 7, winning 2-1 after double overtime. The Wildcats have gone into overtime the last four matches.

’Cats take in two big wins Carrie Skuzeski Senior reporter

If you are a fan of Linfield women’s soccer you can be happy with the two wins the ‘Cats battled for during over time this past weekend, allowing its current overall record to be 9-1-2. The ’Cats pulled out a 2-1 vic-

tory against the Whitman Vikings on Oct. 7 at their home field. Whitman put early pressure on the Wildcats when it scored two minutes into the game. Linfield’s junior Emily Fellows evened up the score when she found the net 15 minutes before half time. Both teams played strongly

and did not allow another goal, until senior captain Anna Sours scored with five and a half minutes left in double over time, sealing off the win for Linfield. “Rachael dribbled to the goal line, the keeper came out, and she just passed it right back to me at the top of the sixth, and I tapped it in. I knew it was coming, so I

just tried to stay calm and composed, Sours said in an email. “What made today’s goal so exciting was that we had so many chances as a team, and we earned it together. We knew that we just had to finish any chance we had >> Please see Soccer page 13

Killgore develops new method for rehab Jerry Young For the Review Garry Killgore has become one of the leading innovators of landbased injury rehab and training. What makes his land-based training unique is that it takes place in the water. Killgore, the chair of Linfield’s Health, Human Performance and Athletics department, is the cofounder of AQX, which is simply “aquatics” shortened. AQX is an amphibious training system that uses both on-land and in-water running, along with core strengthening techniques. He got involved in the field of water training when he began to examine the relationship between deep-water running and injury rehab. “For years and years in sports medicine, when someone would get hurt, trainers would tell them to run in the water,” Killgore said. “The problem was, you’re watching people run and they really weren’t running.” According to Killgore, what they were doing was a combination of treading water, swimming, and stair stepping; basically, everything but actually running. The movements didn’t mirror running on land. Killgore went back to school >> Please see Killgore page 13

Joel Ray/Senior photographer Gary Killgore, head of the Health, Human Performance and Athletic department, assists athletes with rehabilitation through the use of a special body suit that allows them to float in the water. The suit is used to help athletes train without causing stress to the body. Athletes participate in activities on land and in water, while in the training program.

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